sskp

The directions in my pattern are:

ssk, return to left needle slip 2nd st over ssk and off needle return st to right needle.

I don't understand what they want me to do

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by: Deb

The first bit of the instruction is for a simple SSK.

Basically what you need to do is to slip two stitches off the left-hand needle (assuming you are right-handed) knit-wise onto the right-hand needle.

That means that you insert the tip of the right-hand needle into each stitch as if you were going to knit it, but instead you pull out the tip of the left-hand needle effectively transferring the stitch to the right-hand needle. Do this for both stitches.

Then you use the tip of the left-hand needle to front of both stitches and knit them together. This decreases your number of stitches by one.

The second part of you instruction is to slip the stitch back onto the left-hand needle by inserting the left-hand needle into the front of the stitch. Then you use the tip of the right-hand needle to lift the second stitch on the left-hand needle up and over the first stitch.

Then you slip the stitch back onto the left-hand needle. This decreases your stitch count by another one.

Hope this helps.

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